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12. March 2018 : Jón Leifs' Edda II - World Premiere March 23rd in Harpa

The Edda oratorio by Jón Leifs will finally get its world premiere March 23rd – more than fifty years after completion. Edda II is conducted by Hermann Bäumer. The soloists are Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir, Elmar Gilbertsson and Kristinn Sigmundsson joined by Schola Cantorum.


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6. February 2018 : New CD with works by Swedish composer Dag Wirén

The Iceland Symphony has released a new CD with orchestral works by the Swedish composer Dag Wirén conducted by Rumon Gamba. The CD was recorded in June 2017 and released by the British record company Chandos last February.

The CD can be ordered online and is available for purchase in record stores in Reykjavík and in Harpa Concert Hall. 

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25. January 2018 : Anna Thorvaldsdottir named new Composer-in-Residence

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has named Anna Þorvaldsdóttir as its next Composer-in-Residence. She takes over the position from composer and conductor Daníel Bjarnason, who has held it for the past three years. Þorvaldsdóttir will play a multi-faceted role within the orchestra. She will write new works for the orchestra, and the orchestra will also perform some of her other works.

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8. January 2018 : BBC Culture - Recurrence one of the best albums of the year

Iceland Symphony's latest CD, Recurrence, received great reviews last year and was selected one of the best albums of the year by Christian Blauvelt, Deputy Editor for BBC Culture, where he states "Iceland is in the middle of a classical renaissance".

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2. January 2018 : The New Year's Concert

For years, the Iceland Symphony's Viennese music concerts have been among its most popular. The programme features a captivating array of gems from Johann Strauss, beginning with the overture to Die Fledermaus and ending with The Blue Danube

Join us for a new year's celebration!

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11. December 2017 : Advent and New Year concerts

Iceland Symphony's holiday celebration starts with the Advent concert December 7th, with music by Mozart and Bach. Four family concerts December 16th and 17th with choirs and ballet students from Reykjavík. The New Year is celebrated with Viennese Favorite which has been among the orchestra's most popular concert.

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8. December 2017 : Three vacant positions

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has a vacancy for a 1st oboe, principal timpani and tutti viola. Application deadline is December 30th 2017.

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22. November 2017 : Live stream on Thursday November 30th with Víkingur

Iceland Symphony Orchestra will be live from Eldborg Harpa with pianist Víkingur Ólafsson playing Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 24 and Strauss's Ein Heldenleben with conductor Dima Slobodeniouk.

The stream will start here on Iceland Symphony website at 7:30 GMT and on its Facebook-page.

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16. November 2017 : Basoon Quintett in Hörpuhorn

Open lunch-time concert today at 12:45 in Harpa Concert Hall with basoon players from Iceland Symphony Orchestra and their friends. Playing works by Grieg, Brahms and Rachmaninoff in arrangements for five basoons.

Free admission and everyone is welcome to listen.

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1. November 2017 : Sleeping Beauty with St. Petersburg Festival Ballet

St. Petersburg Festival Ballet along with Iceland Symphony Orchestra perform the treasured ballet classic, Sleeping Beauty in Harpa Concert Hall November 23rd - 25th.

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